Movie Review

A movie marathon long ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

As a longtime Star Wars fan, I’ve written countless articles over the years about my favorite franchise. The world doesn’t necessarily need another Ashley Pauls Star Wars blog entry, but here it is anyway!  This past week, I had a chance to check off an item that’s been on my

So long, 2020: Reflections on pop culture in a weird and wild year

At the beginning of 2020, I was feeling what I’d call “stubbornly optimistic” about the year ahead. 2019 hadn’t been the best year for me personally, and I was excited for a fresh start. There were going to be tons of cool new movies to blog and podcast about. There

Disney announcement recap: What I’m most hyped for

A while back, I blogged about canceling my Disney+ account. Not permanently, of course, but I did feel like it was time for a break. In my first year with the streaming service, I hadn’t watched it as much as I thought I would, and I wanted to try out

’Tis the season…for cheesy Netflix holiday films!

’Twas the month before Christmas, And on your TV An explosion of contentSo bright and cheer-y! Let’s deck the halls with tinselAnd plot twists so cheesyIt’s Netflix holiday season…And time to get streaming! That’s right — the holiday season is officially here, and that means your Netflix feed is now overwhelmed with

Frightful philosophy: Rethinking my assumptions about the horror genre

For many years, there were two film genres I didn’t want anything to do with: Westerns and horror. I was convinced these two genres had nothing to offer me personally as a film fan, and when someone would recommend a Western or a horror film to me, I’d try to

The Monster Scifi Show – Mulan (2020)

Before we get to talk about the live-action adaptation on Mulan, Mr. Gene and I have some important Scifi News to discuss first. The Walking Dead is dead tired after 11 seasons Dune 2020 Trailer Star Trek Discovery Season 3 Trailer and Star Trek Day

The Monster Scifi Show – Hamilton

Alas, Hamilton!!!  This is not the normal podcast as musicals are not in my wheelhouse. However, while doing research, I suddenly remember I’ve seen and listened to a bunch of musicals over the years.

A summer without movies: Reflections on a cancelled summer blockbuster season

Normally at this time of the year, I’d be sitting down to write a summer movie recap, reflecting on the hits (and misses), what were the biggest surprises and disappointments, and so on. By this point in 2020, I planned to have seen “Wonder Woman 1984,” Christopher Nolan’s espionage thriller

Throwback review: ‘Logan Lucky’ (2017)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to watch a movie about Kylo Ren and James Bond robbing a vault at a NASCAR speedway during the middle of a race? Well, have I got a movie for you! To be fair, “Logan Lucky” isn’t actually about Kylo Ren

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